Gin Dance Company

Gin Dance Company


2020 SoloDuo Dance Festival Application Early Bird Application Deadline ends today, January 27, 2020 CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS Apply for WHITE WAVE's 5th Annual 2020 SoloDuo Dance Festival at Dixon Place (May 17th & 18th), presenting a weekend-long showcase with 3 different programs of small-scale dance works, featuring 28 dancemakers from NY and around world. -- Early Bird Application deadline by January 27th -- Regular deadline by February 10th The SoloDuo Dance Festival's foremost priority is to inspire performing artists of all stripes and callings to stretch the limits of their creativity and take it to new heights, and to provide vivid experiences for audiences, with the goal of finding and nurturing promising young talent. #2020soloduo, #whitewavedance, #dixonplace, #Dance, #Festival, #danceNYC @WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company,, @dixonplace,
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) presents The 2018 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD at Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201from October 11 - 14, 2018. On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7pm, WHITE WAVE Dance will celebrate the 18th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening, heralding the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Tickets are $15 | Gala $100 / $250 (VIP) and are available at
Gin Dance, you were WONDERFUL at the Autumn Remembrance Day Festival today! Can't WAIT for October 6!!!
2018 SoloDuo Dance Festival celebrates the unique art of the solo and duet with an eye towards creating new opportunities for both fledging and more experienced choreographers at Dixon Place, a setting nestled in the heart of the Downtown scene, located at the junction of the Lower East Side and East Village. Tickets: #2018soloduo, #whitewavedance, #dixonplace, #Dance, #Festival, #danceNYC WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, @dixonplace,
Congratulations to Gin Dance Company for a spectacular evening of dance and fun. It was an honor to be there to celebrate the company. Bravo to all involved. 👏🏻❤️

Enriching lives through dance

Gin Dance Company (GDC) is a Metropolitan DC/Northern VA based performing arts modern dance company. GDC was founded in 2011 by Shu-Chen Cuff & Gary Cuff with a strong desire of creating refreshing and vitalizing works and bringing excellence of arts to the audience. Since the Company’s inception in 2011, Shu-Chen’s works have been recognized and named finalists at the Dance Metro DC Awards in the categories of both Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Individual Performer. Gin Dance Company has also been selected and invited to several prestigious events and performances and reached out to thousand of people including presenting our 'Deep eMotion' full production at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, VelocityDC Dance Festival at the Shakespeare Theater Company - Sidney Harman Hall, 'Yes! Dance Invitational' - A National Festival of Contemporary Dance & Theater at the Dogtown Dance Theatre, Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Taiwan Night Concert at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, and Reston Multicultural Festival at the Lake Anne Plaza. We are guided by the philosophy that by spreading the amazing art form of dance, we are building a stronger and closer community. Applying that in practice, GDC has performed and supported many great charitable causes including the "Step Out - Walk to Stop Diabetes" - American Diabetes Association, 'Song and Dance' - Child Rescue Center, Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity, The Angel Fund’s Remembrance Cabaret, The One I Feed: ‘Crossing Cultures’ An Evening of Dance – the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Life After Domestic Violence Gala and Fashion Show, Benefit Concert for Wounded Warriors and many others.

So, why "Gin" Dance? That’s in almost everyone’s mind… No, it’s not the drink… The founder and artistic director Shu-Chen’s real translation for her name is Shu-Gin… In 1994, she immigrated to the U.S. to pursue her dance dreams. There was a little mistake in her paper work… Just a little one… translating her name incorrectly… At the time, in a new country with poor language skills, Shu-Chen didn’t want to go through any trouble to correct it. As time went by, she started to like how her new American friends pronounced her name. So she decided to keep the name “Shu-Chen”. When forming her Dance Company, Shu-Chen decided it was time to bring “Gin” back into her life. The name “Gin” 真 was given by her Father. It means “real”, “truthful”, and “sincere” … These have been driving principals in her life. Her Father instilled in her the belief that anything and everything is possible. She created Gin Dance Company as a testament to her Father’s teachings. At Gin Dance Company, Shu-Chen is using her passion and love of dance to create a well rounded, wide ranging performing arts company that conveys to audiences and dancers alike, that anything and everything is possible.

Mission: At Gin Dance Company, our Mission is to provide the opportunity and environment for artists to learn, grow, and express themselves in a safe and creative space and to expose new audiences as well as performing arts enthusiasts to refreshing and vitalizing productions by Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff, that touch the soul through visual arts and movement … Enriching lives through dance.

“That’s Mozart” by Shu-Chen Cuff - a fun light-hearted ode to Mozart’s humor and playfulness performed at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2015. 🎶 🎵

[06/10/20]   Connect, Disconnect on Wednesday! 👉👈 👈👉
“Connect.Disconnect” by Shu-Chen Cuff

It's Monday! We can do this! 👊😃
📷: Ruth Judson

GDC Join #BlackoutTuesday 🤝🙏🙏❤️ #TheShowMustBePaused

Today, June 2 at GDC, we join art industry-wide #BlackoutTuesday to show our solidarity with those standing up for freedom and equal justice for all. We've canceled our class and rehearsal ... Let's all please take this pause to reflect on how we can all do our part to bring our comunity together. 🤝🙏🙏❤️ #TheShowMustBePaused Shu-Chen Cuff Michelle Conroy Julia Hellmich Maia Potok-Holmes

Weeeee!!!! It’s Friday!! Wishing everyone a good day and a wonderful weekend!! 🐶😄😃
📷: Gary Cuff

Shu-Chen Cuff choreographed this piece, “Face to Face”, in 2015 that explored how we were becoming so addicted to our technology that we didn’t connect in person as much. Ironic, that today, we’re dependent on our technology to stay connected.

Wishing SpaceX a successful launch this afternoon!!! #returningtoSpace 🚀
📷: Ruth Judson

A fun publicity photo from 2016. #flashbackfriday
“Solitaire” by Shu-Chen Cuff
📷: Ruth Judson

[05/20/20]   A meditative section from our work "The Teller" by Shu-Chen Cuff... Wishing you a Zen day 🙏❤️🙏

Hello! 👋

Hello! 👋 Some Gin Dance Company Love ❤️ coming your way! 💓🌈🦋 Michelle Conroy Shu-Chen Cuff Na Dai Christina Gleason Chloe Gulati Julia Hellmich Maia Potok-Holmes

Putting out some Wednesday vibes for you! 😁
“That’s Mozart” by Shu-Chen Cuff performed at Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2015.
📷: Ruth Judson

Social distancing! So, we can all get back to our work soon! #6feetapart
📷: Ruth Judson

On this special day, thanking GDC wonderful Mamas for their endless love, encouragement, and support and wishing all the amazing moms out there a beautiful Mother’s Day!! ❤️.

Hold on! It’s almost the weekend! Yay!! 😃
📷: Ruth Judson

We were having too much fun with the audience creating the “Watermelon” dance during Audience Participation/Intermission at the Atlas Performing Arts Center back in February! 😂🤣
with Hannah Church Michelle Conroy Shu-Chen Cuff

We had a fun virtual Birthday celebration for Julia! 🎂🎂🥳🥳😂

Happy Happy Birthday to GDC dancer Julia!! Please join us in wishing her wonderful and joyous day! 🎉🎉🎂💖
📷: Ruth Judson

Happy 1st Day of May! 🌺 Looking forward to brighter days ahead! ☀️🌈

Look who joined our Company class today!! 😲😲 Such a great joy seeing GDC former dancer Hannah!!! ❤️❤️🤗🤗 #airhugs

April showers bring May flowers! ☔️🌺🌸🌼
📷: Gary Cuff. with Shu-Chen Cuff

Happy International Dance Day!! “We, The Moon, The Sun” by Shu-Chen Cuff brought to you from our performance at the Atlas Performing Arts Center this past February!

Ahh! What a Great surprise seeing GDC former dancer Alison popped in and joined our Company class! #misshersomuch❤️

[04/22/20]   To celebrate Earth Day, we are sharing with you a special solo 'Behold' created and performed by GDC Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff with the intriguing music of 'Ave Maria'. Enjoy!

Self isolated...
"200 Feet" by Shu-Chen Cuff performed at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on February 23, 2019.

A fun video that we hope helps brighten your holiday from all of us at Gin Dance Company! Happy Easter and Happy Passover! 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️

It’s Flashback Friday! Here are some pictures from “Infinity” by Shu-Chen Cuff performed this past February at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Check it out! Michelle Conroy Na Dai Chloe Gulati Julia Hellmich Maia Potok-Holmes
📷: Ruth Judson

Wishing those who celebrate Passover a wonderful and peaceful day with your love ones ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

Despite all the performance cancellations, we thought we would share some pictures from “Breaking News” by Shu-Chen Cuff which premiered this past February at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Michelle Conroy Hannah Church Na Dai Julia Hellmich Chloe Gulati Maia Potok-Holmes
📷: Ruth Judson Gary Cuff

We got carried away after a very productive rehearsal! 😂🤣😂

It’s so beautiful outside! Be sure to take a break and go outside and enjoy it (in your backyard or front yard😊) #stay6feetapart 📷: Gary Cuff

Wishing you a productive and peaceful Monday! 🙏🏻😊❤️ #namasté Shu-Chen Cuff

It’s International Day of Happiness!! In this difficult time, we all need something to help us smile! Spread love and show kindness. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

Gotta keep dancing! At GDC, we keep the classes and rehearsals going virtually! 💻 📹💃🏻 Dancing happening in the living room on St. Patrick’s Day! 😂💚☘️ #greatjobdancers #socialdistancing Shu-Chen Cuff, Chloe Gulati, Julia Hellmich, Maia Potok-Holmes

May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck ☘️ brighten by a song in your heart 🎼 and warmed by the smiles of the people you love 💚💚 Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!! 🧤 #stpatricksday #irishblessing

This is a difficult time, but we will get through this together!! #bekind #helpothers #weareallinthistogether. 💪❤️🙏🏻

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